Outcomes associated with diabetes-related amputations in The Netherlands and in the state of California, USA.

@article{Houtum1996OutcomesAW,
  title={Outcomes associated with diabetes-related amputations in The Netherlands and in the state of California, USA.},
  author={William H van Houtum and Lawrence Alfred Lavery},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={240 4},
  pages={227-31}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to compare the incidence, relative risk, in-hospital mortality and hospital stay of diabetes-related lower extremity amputations in the state of California and the Netherlands in the year 1991. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We used established data obtained from the Office of Statewide Planning and Development for the state of California and from SIG Health Care Information in the Netherlands to identify all hospitalisations for lower extremity amputations… CONTINUE READING

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